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The confidence of consumers is decreasing more rapidly in Bulgaria than in the EU

Friday 30 November 2018 | Newsworthy

In November the confidence of consumers in Bulgaria decreased significantly compared to the same month last year, down from -22.4 to -31.1.

Precarious employment on the rise in Europe  in depth

Monday 17 December 2018 | Laurent Jeanneau
| Alternatives Economiques

Over the past few years, the popularity of precarious employment in Europe has been growing, including everything from temporary jobs, to atypical jobs, to independent jobs, and even “on call” work.

France, European champion of taxation 

Tuesday 11 December 2018 | Déborah Berthier
| VoxEurop

Among the demands of the “gilets jaunes” – “yellow jackets”, who have been protesting in France for more than a month, is a reduction of the tax burden. Indeed, France regularly tops the European rankings in this regard.

Parenting in Europe: who’s staying at home with the kids?  in depth

Thursday 08 November 2018 | Laura Filios
| OBC Transeuropa

Too many fathers delegating childcare to their partner; mothers staying too long outside the workforce; an uneven range of rights and guarantees: how and why parental leave is changing in Europe.

Europe has a shortage of doctors 

Friday 30 November 2018 | Déborah Berthier
| VoxEurop

A surge in retirements, lack of new doctors in training, emigration to countries with better working conditions… by 2020, Europe could be facing a shortage of 230,000 doctors.

Unemployment is declining more in Portugal than in the EU

Tuesday 15 May 2018 | Newsworthy

The unemployment rate was 7.4 percent in Portugal in March 2018, compared to 8.5 percent in September 2017, while in the same period unemployment in the European Union has decreased from 7.5 to 7.1 percent.

Why Portugal isn’t doing as well as you might think 

Thursday 13 September 2018 | Guillaume Duval
| Alternatives Economiques

While the economic turnaround is undeniable, Portugal’s recovery still conceals some grey areas.

Unemployment is declining more in Spain than in the EU

Monday 20 August 2018 | Newsworthy

The unemployment was 15.2 percent in Spain in June 2018, compared to 16.5 percent in December 2017. In the same period, unemployment in the EU has decreased from 7.3 percent to 6.9 percent.

To what extent do European students depend on their families?  in depth

Tuesday 17 July 2018 | Samuel Silva
| Público

Almost half of European students depend on their families in order to meet their costs, and more than a third live with their parents. This phenomenon is particularly acute in the South, though certainly not unique to the region.

Ten graphs to understand the Greek crisis 

Friday 24 August 2018 | Guillaume Duval
| Alternatives Economiques

On August 20th, Greece stepped out from under the supervision of the Troika. Its intervention will go down in history as a model of what not to do when you really want to help a nation recover.